Traffic congestion is always a hot topic. One solution being explored in the Bay Area is expanded ferry service. The Bay Area Council recently completed a study of the Bay Area Water Transit Initiative. In July, 1999, the California Commonwealth Club and the Mineta Transportation Institute teamed up to bring together the public and a panel of experts. This publication is a transcript of that forum, "Crossing the Bay: Water Transit Initiative Forum." Panelists included: Randy Shandobil, KTVU Political Reporter— Moderator Bonnie Cox, Co-Executive Director, Commonwealth Club— East Bay Mayor Shirley Dean, Berkeley, CA Rod Diridon, Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute Dr. Gloria Duffy, Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Club of California Dennis Fay, Executive Director, Alameda County Congestion Management Agency Russell Long, Executive Director, Bluewater Network Mayor Gus Morrison, Fremont, CA Sean Randolph, President, Bay Area Economic Forum
Budgeting; Rail transit; Rapid transit; Regional railroads
Mineta Transportation Institute. "Crossing the Bay Water Transit Initiative Forum, MTI Report F-00-1" Mineta Transportation Institute Publications (1999).